We should really stop harping about getting fair skin and focus more on attaining skin, soft and supple with a glow. This is what Indian beauty is all about, talked about and praised about in abundance across the globe. Before you pick that bleaching cream, it would be great to understand your skin type and also respect the skin tone you have been born with.
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Key To Perfect Skin
Focus more on the glow and the suppleness than the fairness, and here are seven ways to get perfect skin. Please read the key to perfect skin tips and start practicing on the same.
1. Drink Plenty Of Water
The reason why we put this as the number one point in perfect skin tips is because we underestimate the power of hydration. Water is important to wash away the toxins and the waste in our bodies, which is why at least eight to ten glasses of sparkling water should be drunk. Water also helps in blood circulation, which in turn rejuvenates the skin cells and makes the skin glow. Remember, water can also help you loose weight too.
2. Cleansing Techniques
Are you using the right cleansing technique, twice a day? Cleansing is important for the skin since it helps do away with dead skin cells, dirt and grime, and the onslaught of the UV rays of the sun and free radicals too. One must choose a mild cleanser for the skin, which should be applied twice a day with cotton. Use side strokes for the forehead, circular and upward strokes for the cheeks and upward strokes for the neck. The same will help with blood circulation and oil generation on the skin.
3. Toning Is A Must
Always use a herbal toner for the face or DIY one with a few mint leaves placed in cold water, to apply. When toning the skin, use a clean cotton ball to dab and not rub, onto the skin. This should be done a few seconds after the cleansing of the skin is done. One of the most important aspects of perfect skin tips would be choosing the toner according to your skin type!
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Choose a matte moisturizer for oily skin so that the excess shine is done away with. If you have normal to dry or combination skin, using moisturizers with SPF 25 and above would be great. Ensure to dab a little on the forehead, the neck and the face and use the same strokes with the tips of your finger as you would when toning the skin on the face.
5. Twice A Week Face Mask
A face mask as per your skin type would help rejuvenate and nourish the facial skin cells. Refer to our earlier homemade facial masks and DIY face masks to find one that would best suit yours. Face masks hold the key to perfect skin, and if you check with reputed skin care specialists they too would offer the same advise on good skin tips. Just ensure that the products you use are of a reputed brand, should you not be using DIY techniques.
6. Exfoliate Once Every Fortnight
A cup of oatmeal and a tablespoon of honey with milk each, when mixed together forms an excellent exfoliating face pack. Apply the scrub over your face and wait for a minute to allow the dryness to set in. Soak your fingers in cold water and then gently rub the facial zone and the neck, allowing the coarse face pack to remove dead skin cells, dirt and grime. Once every fortnight would help allow the skin to revitalize and bounce back to life.
7. Use Face Mask
To avoid patchy and flaky skin from happening use a tablespoon of brown sugar, mixed with a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply onto the skin. Leave it for ten minutes and then wash off with cold water. Do this thrice a week to balance the pH levels of the skin and to enhance oil secretion. For the final rinse, we would advise using cold rose water to wash off and to help the skin with more antioxidants to keep it safe.
We hope these seven tips on attaining beautiful and lovely skin comes in handy. Do you have your own tips on how to get good skin? Do you want to share your secret recipes on Tips for Glowing skin? Write in!